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Curtis Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 12:48 AM
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79. Can someone help me understand something?
Edited on Sat Jun-25-11 12:50 AM by Curtis
First off, let me say I'm very happy this passed!!!

Now my question. The Constitution says that full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. Why can not a gay couple from Texas go to New York, get married and then go back to Texas and have Texas recognize their marriage? After all, marriage is a public act and record, right? Isn't this exactly what the full faith and credit clause is for, or am I misreading it? And, if I'm reading it correctly why has no one challenged this in court using one of the other states that allow gay marriage?
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